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Borovets

a ski resort of Alpine type

Borovets is the oldest international and most popular mountain resort in Bulgaria. It is located at 1350 above sea level (with highest pistes at 2600 m), on the Northern slopes of Rila mountain among very pine woods, at the foot of Mousala peak (2925 m) the highest one on the Balkan peninsula. Borovets is easily accessible, being only 70 km from Sofia and 126 km from Plovdiv.

The resort has twice hosted World Cup competitions in Alpine skiing. Its biathlon track is one of the best in Europe.
Usually the slopes of Borovets are covered with snow from mid December till April. The air in Borovets is crystal clear and fresh. The average temperature during the coldest month January is - 4.6 C.

View from the ski runs

 

Borovets was developed into a modern ski resort of high class with luxury hotels, restaurants, discos, shops and a good choice of pistes and lifts. Borovets is a resort of Alpine type and provides very good conditions for snowsports in winter: skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ski jumps and biathlon, ski-doo, ice-skating in the resort, etc.

View from Borovets

There are available ski runs for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers, designed with international markings and multilingual signs. Pistes are maintained to a high standard. The ski runs of Borovets are located in three different regions. Cross-country and biathlon tracks are located 2 km away from the resort together with the cross-country tuition tracks. There is a run for night skiing as well and eight snow cannons for artificial snow are installed to guarantee the snow cover if needed.

Borovets is full of bars, cafes, night clubs, discos. The night life is excellent at this resort. It is known as the most interesting ski centre regarding party time. Having been catering for foreign tourists for many years now, the staffs are known to be friendly and professional. Most of the places work till the early morning and offer good prices and special 'happy hour' discounts.

Rila hotel in Borovets

Samokov hotel

Lovely winter view from Borovets

Night skiing

The nearest town Samokov is 10 km from the resort. Tourists can also visit the world famous Rila Monastery or the busy city of Sofia for sightseeing or shopping.

 

 

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